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Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

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Steve Cooper is an applications software developer with over 30 years of experience. His specialty is database programming using C, C++ and SQL. His other business endeavors include building custom home media solutions. He particularly enjoys building solutions for smaller budgets and family-friendly rooms.

His interests include reading, music & movies, guitar and woodworking. He's a golfer with interests in sports that include Baseball (SF Giants), Football (SF 49ers), Hockey (San Jose Sharks), IndyCar racing (Tony Kanaan), NASCAR racing (Matt Kenseth) and NHRA drag racing (John Force).

steve@nextstepae.com


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Friday’s Favorite Flix – Grand Prix

Friday’s Favorite Flix – Grand Prix

This week's Friday's Favorite Flix is Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)'s 1966 Academy Award winning film (Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Effects – Sound Effects), “Grand Prix.” Directed by John Frankenheimer, the movie is about an American Grand Prix (Formula One)...

Logitech G920 Driving Force and Logitech G29 Driving Force

Logitech G920 Driving Force and Logitech G29 Driving Force

On Thursday, June 11, 2015, Logitech® G announced the Logitech G920 Driving Force for the Xbox One® and PCs and the Logitech G29 Driving Force for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3. The Logitech G920 Driving Force and the Logitech G29 Driving Force are force...

Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus

Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus

On Wednesday June 10, 2015, Logitech® announced the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus. The Touch Keyboard K400 Plus is a living room keyboard that lets you control your computer screen on your TV.FeaturesAn update of the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400,...

Onkyo Receivers, Speakers And Home Theater System

Onkyo Receivers, Speakers And Home Theater System

On Monday, June 8, 2015, Onkyo® announced three new receivers, a complete home theater audio system and a Dolby Atmos® 5.1.2 channel speaker set. All of the newly announced products are available at budget-friendly prices.TX-NR545 Dolby Atmos 7.2 channel receiver115...

Evolution Series Hinged Wall Box

Evolution Series Hinged Wall Box

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Legrand® introduced a new Wiremold® hinged wall box that gives quick and easy access to power, data and A/V connections. The new Evolution™ Series Hinged Wall Box is available in 4-gang and 8-gang configurations. The Wiremold hinged wall box...

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II

On Thursday, June 4, 2015, Bose® introduced its next generation SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker. The Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II is an update from the previous SoundLink Mini speaker and adds a speakerphone, longer battery life, multi-connect for two...

HomeKit-enabled Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge

HomeKit-enabled Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Lutron® announced its new Apple® HomeKit-enabled Caséta® Wireless Smart Bridge. Part of the Caséta Wireless Lighting Starter Kit, it allows homeowners to control their Lutron Caséta wireless dimmers using their iPhones® or iPads®. The Lutron...

HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub

HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Insteon® announced it is now shipping its new HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub. The new hub will bring Insteon switches, outlets, thermostats and light bulbs into the Apple® HomeKit ecosystem. Also announced was the completely redesigned Insteon+...

Yamaha’s YAS-105 Sound Bar

Yamaha’s YAS-105 Sound Bar

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Yamaha introduced the YAS-105 sound bar. The single-body sound bar features an ultra-slim profile (35” long x 2-1/8” high x 5-1/8” deep) that enables it to be mounted to a wall or placed on a TV stand without blocking the image of those TVs...

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